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In Topic: What is to come of Cantha?

02 May 2013 - 10:01 AM

View PostJulianCasablancas, on 28 April 2013 - 10:39 PM, said:

You honestly don't think there are gonna be ANY new races in future expansions? Or perhaps you were referring to the first expansion/Cantha (assuming it comes), in which case you've made a good point. I'm very happy playing in Tyria for now, especially if they add new stuff like they have been. Honestly the game is huge and really fun to explore!

That's a good point too, maybe there can be an epic tengu invasion of the corrupt/overly rigid Canthan empire LOL. I would also love to see some future Elder Dragons shaped like Chinese dragons.

I just meant there wouldn't be any new races with a Canthan expansion. (Unless they link it to the Tengu and open Cantha and new parts of Tyria (the continent rather than the world). Because I definitely think the Tengu will be playable at some point. It just doesn't make sense for Cantha to have new playable races on it, considering their stance on anything not human.

View PostCube, on 29 April 2013 - 02:00 PM, said:

Wasn't that the reason panda's weren't pets in factions? I remember something about them being removed because of the panda stuff in china. I'm not sure thought. I think they where going to be pets but they offended someone somewhere.

They actually put the Panda into GW1 recentlyish I believe, since the game no longer operates in China xD.

In Topic: What is to come of Cantha?

28 April 2013 - 01:08 AM

View PostJulianCasablancas, on 28 April 2013 - 12:14 AM, said:

As an Asian how the ♥♥♥♥ was Cantha or Elona offensive? We had "Europe", "Asia" and "Africa". Each one had certain themes from their real life counterparts (including Tyria aka Europe) so I really don't see how they broke any additional rules. It would really f*ck the game lorewise if we don't get the other 2 continents now. Think of all the new races plus 250+ years of change on the continents!

I guess companies have to cover their asses though, it only takes a few big lawsuits to hit the profits substantially.

Except there won't really be new races. Cantha kicked out anyone that wasn't human, so it's either crumbled to the ground or just full of humans, and Elona was taken over by Palawa Joko, meaning that there are a whole lot of undead roaming around the place. If you meant new playable races, not going to happen xD.

Honestly I do hope we get Cantha at some point and I think we will, but it's a few years off. Anet have officially said quite a few times now that there is no work being actively done on an expansion at this time. So it stands to reason that any expansions (and I'm sure they will release a proper expansion eventually) is a few years off now. I think it's likely they were just told/decided not to do Cantha at this point in time and that it is a definite possibility later on.

In Topic: How causal player friendly is this game?

23 April 2013 - 10:01 AM

I'm a full time University student who can only play during the weekends, and even then I don't often have time to play anymore, but when I do have time I find that even in just an hour I can get a decent amount done and feel like I've accomplished something.

Obviously the more time you can sink into the game the more you can get done, but in terms of general gameplay it is very casual friendly.

If you like exploring and mapping then it's great, you can work through it at your own pace and playing casually can actually help you to see a lot more content than people who just rush through the areas.

The personal story missions are usually pretty short (there are a couple longer ones, but only like 1 or 2) so you generally don't have to worry about being stuck at the computer for an hour which is always great.

Dungeons are the only thing you might struggle with, but even then if you have 1-2 hours and can get a group together quickly you should be able to get through a dungeon easily.

In Topic: Guild Wars 2 Chinese Closed Beta Announcement

22 April 2013 - 04:26 AM

I did have a lol, one of the first things I noticed was that the Necromancer icon in the character creation screen had been changed.

I would be a little disappointed if this is the reason they removed the Canthan section of DR/aren't currently producing a Cantha expansion. But considering how quickly GW1 tanked in Asian markets I don't really expect GW2 to fare much better. Western audiences don't tend to like Eastern games and vice versa. The difference in culture does lead to people wanting and expecting different things out of the game.
I will however be really curious to see how GW2 does in China, and if it does do well it certainly wouldn't be an entirely negative thing. If Anet is earning more money then they will be able to produce more content ^_^

In Topic: Load times

20 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

Actually I've noticed that since the Flame and Frost updates loading times have been MUCH MUCH shorter.
This is coming from someone who has been forced to wait around 2 minutes to load into LA, it now takes maybe 30 seconds. (Playing on a laptop with not amazing internet because I live in a rural area)

If you aren't having to wait for longer than a minute I don't see why you should complain. Stand up and stretch your legs. Get a glass of water, meditate, do something conducive to good health.